Bug 1478359 (CVE-2017-12424) - CVE-2017-12424 shadow-utils: Buffer overflow via newusers tool
Summary: CVE-2017-12424 shadow-utils: Buffer overflow via newusers tool
Alias: CVE-2017-12424
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 1491933
Blocks: 1478361
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-08-04 12:27 UTC by Adam Mariš
Modified: 2019-09-29 14:18 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: shadow-utils 4.5
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A buffer overflow flaw leading to heap memory corruption was found in the shadow-utils's newusers utility. A local, authenticated attacker could potentially use this flaw to crash the newusers process by supplying crafted data to it.
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Last Closed: 2017-09-15 04:49:30 UTC

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Description Adam Mariš 2017-08-04 12:27:05 UTC
In shadow before 4.5, the newusers tool could be made to manipulate
internal data structures in ways unintended by the authors. Malformed
input may lead to crashes (with a buffer overflow or other memory
corruption) or other unspecified behaviors. This crosses a privilege
boundary in, for example, certain web-hosting environments in which a
Control Panel allows an unprivileged user account to create

Upstream patch:


Comment 3 Dhiru Kholia 2017-09-15 04:46:50 UTC
Created shadow-utils tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1491933]

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